Make Python25 the default Python Installation

Ronald Oussoren ronaldoussoren at
Fri Dec 29 07:30:17 PST 2006

On 29 Dec, 2006, at 14:16, js wrote:

> OS X's /usr/bin/python is just a symlink to python2.3
> $ file /usr/bin/python
> file /usr/bin/python
> /usr/bin/python: symbolic link to `python2.3'
> So if you want to use python2.5, replace the link with
> the one to /opt/local/bin/python2.5

Better yet, change the search path of your shell to have /opt/local/ 
bin at the start of $PATH.

Replacing files in /usr/bin is IMHO a bad thing, who knows what might  
break if you do that.


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